Consider Cold Laser Therapy if You’re Still Experiencing Knee Pain after Having Knee Surgery
Today an individual (I’ll name Mr. V to protect his privacy) came to see me because two months ago he had undergone arthroscopic knee surgery to correct a meniscus tear, but after the surgery he was still complaining of knee pain, swelling and the inability to fully extend his knee. Unfortunately, Mr. V’s knee is no better today than prior to him having knee surgery. In fact, his knee feels worse!
Even the x-rays reveal that his knee is now virtually ‘bone on bone’ (since most of his cartilage/meniscus was removed during knee surgery).Whereas before the knee surgery the x-rays indicated that he had cartilage in the medial aspect of the joint. In a nutshell, his knee is structurally worse, and his symptoms are more severe since getting it scoped.
When Mr. V went back to the surgeon (by the way this surgeon works at one of the most prestigious clinics in North Dallas) to tell him his knee was not getting any better the surgeon told him to take three Alleve and deal with the pain, or undergo a series of gel injections.
Unfortunately, his orthopedic surgeon told him his knee would be ‘as good as gold’ after the surgery. To make matters worse the surgeon didn’t recommend therapy after the surgery because he just ‘didn’t think it would make a difference’.
Well I beg to differ…
I think therapy after knee surgery is crucial, and I believe it would have made a HUGE DIFFERENCE in Mr. V’s outcome. In fact, in his case I think therapy should have been recommended BEFORE knee surgery was ever even performed.
What happened to Mr. V’s knee ‘being as good as gold’ after the surgery?
Unfortunately, Mr. V’s case is not unique. Every day I get frustrated, depressed patients coming in to see me because they are still having knee pain after arthroscopic knee surgery. And instead of the surgeon recommending cold laser therapy to help decrease nerve irritation to the synovium (the lining of the bone that gets irritated and causes most of the pain) and to reduce inflammation in the surrounding tissues they tell them to either live with the pain, get an injection or get a knee replacement (because after the surgery they are suddenly ‘bone on bone’). Instead the surgeons’ ego gets in the way of acknowledging that the patient needs to be referred to another doctor for a second opinion! Whatever happened to doing what’s best for the patient?!!
Not to toot my own horn…but I get great results with individuals who are still experiencing knee pain, swelling, and reduced range of motion after arthroscopic knee surgery. The reason these individuals do so well with my Cold Laser Knee Program is because the knee is IRRITATED FROM THE SURGERY and cold laser therapy and the other specific modalities we use help reduce the irritation and inflammation in the knee joint. In addition, we re-educate and strengthen the muscles surrounding the knee to help remove the stress on the knee joint.
As for Mr. V, he’s starting treatments in my office next week and I’m looking forward to getting him out of pain. I am also secretly looking forward to Mr. V visiting his surgeon after he’s done with care to educate him about the benefits of having therapy- especially cold laser therapy!
If you are are still experiencing knee pain after arthroscopic knee surgery and you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area then call my office at 214-596-1051.
I may be able to help you.
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Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, B.S.,D.C.,-Your Cold Laser Professional for the Non-Surgical Treatment of Knee Pain in the Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas Area-“Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program: Helping People with Knee Pain Using Cold Laser Therapy and Physiotherapy in the Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding areas since 2001.”
Dr. Schnee, D.C. discusses how her Cold Laser Knee Program in Irving, TX can help if still experiencing knee pain after knee surgery Dallas-Fort Worth.